33cl bottle, yellow cap.
Lovely mid-golden pour with a half-inch head. Average retention, some nice lace.
Nose offers simple grains, a touch of hops.
Plenty of fruit in those initial tastes with a lot of citrus. However, it’s not sharp or tart, but has a lemon sweetness about it. Dry start, and the beer is highly drinkable at 5.4%. The dry element continues and builds, and it’s then that the hops truly kick in. Ultimately, a decent hop note, and one that I wasn’t expecting. Some yeasty tastes, a little bread, but no funk. Any potential rustic notes are replaced with a classic grain cracker, and more lemon dryness which, in the end feels really quite bitter, and we move into more zesty and pithy areas rather than the juice.
No alcohol to speak of, and the beer ends up being above average and competent. That sounds a bit like damning with feint praise, but it really isn’t as I think it’s a well-brewed beer that I enjoyed. Is it much more than that? Not really, but I’m certainly not complaining.